FOREST GROVE, CITY OF
2102 PACIFIC AVENUE
FOREST GROVE, OREGON 97116
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Updated: November 13, 2019
Job Classification: Police Reserve Officer
The Forest Grove Police Department has an open and continuous recruitment for Police Reserve Officers.
All candidates must take the FrontLine National test and have a valid passing ORPAT or PAT (Physical Abilities Test) through National Testing Network.
Salary Information: Volunteer Position
Benefit Information: N/A
Candidate Contact Person:Laura ArandaHR Technician503firstname.lastname@example.org
Department Overview: The Forest Grove Police Department is a progressive, family oriented agency, dedicated to service and professionalism. We participate in a number of multi-agency programs and assignments, to include SRO and Transit as well as supporting our law enforcement partners around the County. We provide quality training and equipment in order to support the safety and effectiveness of our staff in protecting and serving the Forest Grove Community. FGPD offers the benefits of a smaller agency in its ability to provide our officers training and work experience in all aspects of policing, including investigations, which allows officers to pursue personal career interests while enjoying a family atmosphere.
Innovation and the ability to connect with the community are hallmarks of the Forest Grove Police Department.
Area Information: The City of Forest Grove has a population of 23,375 and covers an area of 4.5 square miles. It is located 23 miles west of Portland and offers the advantages of small city living, as well as being only 45 minutes from downtown Portland and 60 minutes from both the Cascade mountain range and the Pacific coast. Forest Grove's location provides a multitude of recreational opportunities from water sports to hiking and hunting. Excellent educational facilities range from elementary schools through Pacific University, a four-year liberal arts university.
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OREGON State Driver's License: Yes
Vision: Monocular vision must be at least 20/30 corrected in each eye and not worse than 20/100 uncorrected in either eye. For full vision requirements please see OAR 259-008-0070.
Hiring Process: This recruitment is open and continuous; however, to be considered for the next round of interviews for Police Reserve Officers, candidates must have the following in the NTN system visible to FGPD:
FGPD Application Process: Once all passing scores are pulled from NTN, Forest Grove Human Resources will notify successful candidates directly via email about the next steps in the process which will require completing an application through the NEOGOV system, after which the following steps occur:
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: Please see OAR 259-008-0070 for felony and criminal disqualifiers
Driving Disqualifiers: The following are general driving record guidelines for City of Forest Grove employees, however the totality of a candidates’ driving history will be considered with relation to suitability for a police officer position. Please also see OAR 259-008-0070 for full list of driving disqualifiers.
Criteria that may indicate an unacceptable driving record includes, but is not limited to: